Relationship & Couple’s Counselling
Almost every couple enters into a relationship or marriage with the hope of a fairytale ending and a romance that lasts a lifetime. When most of our life satisfaction comes from mutually satisfying and meaningful relationships, it can be incredibly frustrating when you encounter more downs than ups in one.
A sign of a problem is when you have repeated versions of the same fight without any resolution.
You may feel unheard and uncared for in the marriage. Or you may struggle with communication issues. You may wonder whether the two of you will be stuck in the same cycle of arguments over and over again. You may even be experiencing trust or infidelity issues. Depression and anxiety can also lead to issues as one partner may be so overwhelmed with sadness or worry that they have very little, emotionally, to give to the other.
It is not necessary to wait until a relationship shows signs of trouble before deciding to work on your union. It is not necessary to come as a couple if your partner is unwilling – studies show that a strongly resisting partner may create more issues and that even a single person can affect change in a relationship.
During relationship counselling, we will explore:
- Relationship Goals
- Conflicts and Communication
- In-Law Issues
- Personal Habits
- Sex and Intimacy
Relationship Counselling for Single People
It can be frustrating to yearn to be in a relationship and overwhelming to have to navigate this world of dating and apps. It can also feel incredibly lonely, having to see people around you in seemingly happy relationships. Explore the art of skillful dating through understanding yourself. With counselling, we will delve into your fears, and the anxieties that stop you from achieving your relationship goals. We will also discover your past non-productive relationship patterns and modify them into more meaningful, healthier patterns.
Divorce & Separation
If you have already taken the decision to separate or are on the path towards divorce, we can help ensure a smooth transition. Whether you have been married for 1 year or 30, this period can be one wrought with sadness, anger, guilt and fear. The first months can also be a lonely and overwhelming time and you will need all the emotional and practical support that you can get. Together, we will address important and challenging issues that come up such as:
- Emotional upheavals
- Being a single parent
- Telling the children
- Co-parenting with your ex
- Communicating, negotiating and drawing healthy boundaries with your ex
- Moving forward with confidence
Having conflicts in a relationship, going through separation or divorce or even navigating this enormous world of dating can be extremely stressful and challenging times. You do not have to go through this alone – seek support and schedule a counselling session. The feelings you are experiencing now do not have to last forever and it is extremely possible to have a happier, more fulfilling life.
Contact me if you want to know more.